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The 10 Best Regal Dog Breeds Revealed

The top 10 royal dog breeds that exude grace at every stage have been revealed – and the results will surprise you.

With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee fast approaching, Rover analyzed more than 1,000 dog parents in the UK to find out which puppies are most likely to behave in front of Her Majesty – and which would not.

While Cockapoos (75%) took first place, Labradoodles (71%) and French Bulldogs (70%) came in second and third respectively, thanks to their friendliness. On the other hand, however, Beagles (32%) were most likely to bark or howl uncontrollably in the presence of Her Royal Highness, while Cocker Spaniels jumped on the Queen.

Corgis may be the Queen’s favorite dog breed, but they surprisingly came in at number 10. Friendly and outgoing, the study found these dogs are the most likely to bow to Her Majesty.

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    Rover’s team said: “Breeds able to meet Her Majesty’s Royal standards include Huskies, who were most likely (48%) to speak only when spoken to (e.g. bark on command) , and Labrador Retrievers (69%) who shook hands with the Queen (place their paw in her outstretched hand).Proving why they are the Queen’s favorite dog, Corgis would be the most able to bow to her (41%).”

    Take a look at the full findings below…

    Top 10 Royal Dog Breeds

    1. Cockapoos (75%)
    2. Labradoodle (71%)
    3. French Bulldog (70%)
    4. Labrador retriever (69%)
    5. German Shepherd (63%)
    6. Dachshund (60%)
    7. Jack Russell Terrier (58%)
    8. Border Collies (58%)
    9. Huskies (52%)
    10. Corgis (45%)
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      10 Least Royal Breeds

      1. Staffordshire Bull Terrier (75%)
      2. Cocker Spaniel (66%)
      3. Chihuahuas (64%)
      4. Beagle (50%)
      5. Poodle (50%)
      6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (48%)
      7. Maltese (48%)
      8. golden retriever (39%)
      9. Boxer (34%)
      10. Springer Spaniel (34%)

        Adem Fehmi, Canine Behaviourist at Rover, adds: “If you choose to celebrate Jubilee with your dog, make sure their safety and comfort are your number one priority. Make sure outfits are non-binding and that they don’t keep them around for too long.If you’ve planned a street party, remember to think about your furry friends and don’t be tempted to feed them what they shouldn’t be eating, just because it’s a special occasion.

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